Storytelling
Icebound: Stories from Shackleton's Expedition
Sundays July 9 and August 6, 2000
1 p.m.
Reservations by July 6 and August 3, respectively
Free
Liberty Street

Popular storyteller Robert Astyk evokes the drama and the emotion of Ernest Shackleton's twenty-month ordeal in the Antarctic. Locked in pack ice and running out of food, the crew and its inspirational leader nonetheless saved themselves from certain peril. The Lowell Institute makes these programs possible.

Gallery Talk
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Noon
Reservations by July 15
Free
Liberty Street

Maritime Arts and History Curator Dan Finamore takes visitors through The Endurance, calling special attention to the stunning photography by the expedition photographer, Frank Hurley. The Lowell Institute makes this program possible.

Talk/Book signing
Godforsaken Sea: Racing the World's Most Dangerous Waters
Thursday, July 20, 2000
7:30 p.m.
Reservations by July 17
Members $6, nonmembers $9
Liberty Street

The author of Godforsaken Sea, an adventure-packed page-turner released this summer in paperback, describes in riveting detail the 1996-97 Vendée-Globe yacht race. This challenging course through the Southern Ocean around Antarctica crosses the roughest seas in the world. Reception/book signing to follow.


ENDURANCE FILM SERIES

The Story of an Immortal Adventure:
90º South with Scott to the Antarctic
1933, 72 minutes
Friday, August 11, 2000
7 p.m.
Reservations by August 8. Walk-ins welcome
Phillips Library
Members $5, nonmembers $7

Cinematographer Herbert G. Ponting, a friend of Captain Robert Scott, produced and narrated this spellbinding film, which serves as tribute to his dear
friend, chronicles Scott's tragic race to the South Pole. After losing the race, Scott and his team perished of cold and hunger. Popcorn and punch available.

With Byrd at the South Pole:
The Story of Little America
1932, 82 minutes
Friday, August 18, 2000
7 p.m.
Reservations by August 15. Walk-ins welcome
Members $5, nonmembers $7
Phillips Library

Selected as one of the top ten films of the year by the New York Times, this brilliantly photographed film celebrates Byrd's daring successes as an
explorer. Not only did he and his men establish a base at the South Pole called Little America, he made the first airplane flight on record over that
desolate expanse. Popcorn and punch available.